Thursday, June 28, 2012
We drove to NJ today because W has doctors' appointments tomorrow. On our way home we did some shopping for things that are easier to find in NJ than in the north country. We went to our favorite pizza place for dinner. Then later in the evening, once the thermometer finally dropped below 90 degrees - ugh - we took a long walk on the beach. Then we stopped on the way home for ice cream. A New Jersey kind of day. We drive back to camp on Monday.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
We've been doing a very good job of playing outside, helped by the good weather. When we are not paddling we can be found biking, hiking/walking, or both. Yesterday we took the bikes to Fish Creek and did our usual 2 loops around the campground for a total of about 9.5 miles. Today we went back and rode the bikes to the Floodwood Loop trailhead and walked about 3 miles on the trails. Then we finished the campground loop on the bikes. It was a good day except for the bugs. We've had so few bugs this year that we didn't think to take bug repellent and the deer flies were really bad. And they are probably here to stay for the summer. I guess that means we'll be spending more time out on the water.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
This morning we drove to Cedar River Flow to paddle with the group. But when we got there the winds were high and there were LOTS of black flies, more than we'd seen anywhere else this year. The group decided against fighting the wind, which can get very bad on the Flow, so we headed for Lake Abanakee instead. We had never paddled there so we've added another to our list of paddles. We put in from the beach north of Route 28 (the swimming season has not started yet so we could put in there instead of further north) and paddled south as shown on the map then retraced our steps for a total of about 8 miles. We especially enjoyed paddling up Round Pond Brook until the rocks forced us to turn back. Big Brook Road, where we stopped to have lunch, seems like a good place to bike ride. We'll have to try it sometime.